Safestyle employee matched giving for LGI Neonatal ICU
As part of our ongoing charity commitments we have introduced our matched giving promise to reward all of our employees for their fundraising efforts. We understand that people have charities that are close to their heart and important to them personally. So as a company we want to help wherever we can and make sure our employees positive efforts are supported. Safestyle Giving promises to match any of our employees fundraising efforts, up to the value of £250. This includes individual personal endeavours as well as company wide events and contributions.
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Matched Giving to Danny Young for LGI Neonatal ICU
Danny Young is the training and Development leader here at Safestyle. His son, Sebastian Eli Young, was born on the 11th December 2016 with life threatening conditions. A few hours after being born Sebastian was rushed to the Neonatal Ward at Pinderfields Hospital as he was struggling to breathe and his skin has turned a greyish colour. After various tests the doctors were able to determine that little Sebastian had sepsis with PPHN (Persistent Newborn Pulmonary Hypertension). The next morning he was taken to the Neonatal ICU at Leeds General Infirmary where he was immediately treated; he was extremely unwell and was found to have oxygen starvation in his brain which led to him having seizures. Luckily thanks to the amazing care from the staff at Leeds General Infirmary, Sebastian was able to make a full recovery in 26 days and return home to his relieved parents.
Danny has run the Leeds half marathon to raise money and awareness for the Neonatal ICU at Leeds general infirmary and Safestyle has given him a £250 donation to match his fundraising efforts. Danny has said “my Son spent the first month of his life with the NICU at LGI, after contracting Sepsis and PPHN shortly after his birth in December last year. Each of these illnesses could have killed Sebastian, but the fast actions of the nurses, doctors and consultants and the amazing care he received meant that they were able to save his life. Running a half marathon is nothing in comparison to the efforts that the NICU staff put into saving our Son". Thanks to his amazing endeavours Danny has managed to raise £1,285 for the hospital which will go towards helping other sick and vulnerable children, well done Danny!